Saudi King appoints Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as Prime Minister

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Saudi King Salman Bin Abd al-Aziz has decided to appoint his son Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the Kingdom’s prime minister, according a royal statement on Tuesday.

The royal order was also issued naming Prince Khalid bin Salman the brother of the Crown Prince to be the Minister of Defense, after he was the deputy minister.

While, the reshuffle kept another son Prince Abd al-Aziz bin Salman as energy minister, the royal decree, said.

On the other hand, the foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, finance minister Mohammed al-Jadaan and investment minister Khalid al-Falih remained unchanged.

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